Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 447
Lost and Unclaimed Property
Section 447.040

August 28, 2014


Procedure if no owner appears, when.

447.040. If no owner appear and prove the money or property within forty days, and the value exceed twenty dollars, the finder shall, within thirty days thereafter, cause a copy of the description to be inserted in some newspaper of general circulation, qualified pursuant to chapter 493, and located in the county where the money or property was found, once per week for three consecutive weeks; and if no owner prove the property within one hundred eighty days after such publication, the same shall vest in the finder.

(RSMo 1939 § 15320, A.L. 2003 S.B. 288)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 14230; 1919 § 7290; 1909 § 8271


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